Friday, May 18, 2012

Sewing at the kitchen table...

This is my Featherweight. I won it at a local auction about three years ago. I walked in and saw it sitting on the floor. I was bidding against one other person and she gave up at $200.00. Can you believe that? It was made in 1934! All it took to get up and running was a good cleaning, some oil and a new foot pedal. It really runs good for an old machine. Yesterday I got it out to see if it was working well enough to take on an upcoming retreat. Sure is!


I ordered a new handle for the case and four new rubber feet. I was sewing four patches together yesterday. I'm going to need over 400 of them! Had to stop because I have to get to the cutting table.


Today I'm working on a pattern I picked up at a quilt show a couple of years ago. It's called Settler's Trail. The designer is Kathy Borgardt.


All those little squares are cut at 1". And, yes,there are thousands of them. I think I've lost my mind. I have a drawer full of muslin I'm using for the background. All those other squares are just pieces leftover from quilts I've made.

This is a long term project!

8 comments:

NanaNor's said...

Hi, Love your featherweight! I used to have a lighter machine, than I do now, that I would take to retreats but I haven't been to one for at least 6 yrs. What a lot of work that quilt is-wow is all I can say. Have a wonderful weekend.
Noreen

Karen said...

What type foot pedal did you get for the featherweight? I purchased a featherweight several years ago and replaced the foot pedal with a more conventional modern looking one. The repairman tried to talk me out of doing that. Said it would devalue you the machine. I sold the machine some time after that with no problem. I have two featherweight machines now. A black one and one of the celery green.

Donna said...

Thanks for sharing your neat projects. I like the tiny pieces quilts also, such a nice distraction to cut them and sew them!

Wendy said...

You got a good deal on the machine. The quilt is worth it.

Teresa said...

Congrats on the featherweight. I know many people love sewing on them and you got it at such a good buy. Your quilt pattern looks challenging but what nice quilt you will have in the long haul.

Valerie said...

I adore your featherweight. You paid a good price for a running machine. :) Love to see your sewing on the table...it must be like the feeling an artist gets when they see paints...it's inspirational... :)

Annette said...

I admire you for attempting that quilt. i made a small version (basically one block) and that was good for me. It will be awesome when you are finished and a keepsake for sure.

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